Devolution of powers from Westminster has stopped at Holyrood and not enough have passed down to local authorities, Cosla president Alison Evison will warn today.
Scottish Government pumped taxpayers’ cash into Minimum Unit Pricing guidance that ‘put retailers at risk’
The Scottish Government paid thousands of pounds of taxpayers' cash for minimum unit pricing guidance that put retailers "at risk of prosecution", it has been revealed.
Licensing chief slams plan to set alcohol renewal fee which could leave taxpayers picking up the tab
A Scottish licensing chief has slammed proposals to freeze fees for people applying for a permit to sell alcohol amid claims renewal charges would fail to meet even basic costs.
Shona Robison has been told she has "no excuse" for failing to act over issues with minimum pricing legislation after being warned weeks before the new rules came into force.
Ministers warned of business leader revolt if they push ahead with plans for alcohol licensing register
The Scottish Government has been warned it could face widespread protests from business leaders if it pushes ahead with plans to create an alcohol licensing register.
Lower earners could see any savings from the Scottish Government's new starter rate wiped out by council tax rises, a local MSP has warned.
‘Are you trying to rig the referendum process?’: First minister challenged on scrutiny of indyref2 question
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of denying the opportunity for proper scrutiny over what question should be asked in any second Scottish independence referendum.
EXCLUSIVE: Deputy PM David Lidington backs Jeremy Hunt for leader and says no-deal Brexit would put pressure on union
David Lidington has backed Jeremy Hunt to be the next prime minister during a visit to Dundee but warned the no-deal Brexit position held by both final candidates could exert “greater pressure” on the union.
A leading licensing expert has warned guidance endorsed by the Scottish Government on minimum unit pricing (MUP) could leave hundreds of well-meaning retailers open to prosecution.
The sustainability of Scottish universities funding could "quickly unravel" under rumoured plans to cut tuition fees in the rest of the UK, education chiefs have warned.